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Japan: Children’s Day. By: Kristina Parin & Jana Craven. Overview of Japan . Japan is made up of many islands . Living in Japan - Houses - Clothes - Food - Music. Children’s Day. Children’s Day is May 5 th .

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Japan children s day

Japan:Children’s Day

By: Kristina Parin &

Jana Craven

Overview of japan
Overview of Japan

  • Japan is made up of many islands.

  • Living in Japan

    - Houses

    - Clothes

    - Food

    - Music

Children s day
Children’s Day

  • Children’s Day is May 5th.

  • On this day they celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children.

History of children s day
History of Children’s Day

  • Multiple legends

    • Defeating the Mongols on May 5, 1282

    • Farmers having children protect crops

    • Parents respect the character of their children

  • Children are grateful to parents

Tango no sekku
Tango no Sekku

  • May 5 was traditional Boy’s day.

  • Families with boys fly carp streamers for Children's Day

  • To the Japanese people, the large koi is a symbol of the courage, strength, and patience needed to accomplish big goals.

  • The top streamer is the pennant. 

  • The second streamer from the top is the black carp which represents the father of the house.  

  • The next red carp streamer represents the mother of the house. 

  • The smaller bottom streamers represent each boy in the house.

  • On Children's Day the children go to the shrine and the priest blesses them and wishes them health and happiness for the next year.

Hina matsuri
Hina Matsuri

  • Girls have their own festival, called Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), held on March 3rd. During the festival the girls visit all the different doll displays.

  • Girls display special dolls on stands covered with red cloth.

  • The dolls represent the members of a royal court. There can be as many as 15 dolls.

  • These specials dolls are sometimes handed down from mother to daughter.

Children s day events
Children’s Day Events

  • Presentations:

  • Taiko Drummers

  • Raising of the Koi nobori (Koi Kite)

  • Japanese Story Telling

  • Traditional Japanese Dances

  • Japanese Immersion SingersActivities:

  • Origami (Paper Folding)

  • Ikebana (Flower Arranging)

  • Sumi-e brush Painting (Brush Painting)

  • Block printing

  • Koi viewing

  • Haiku Path

  • Taste of Tea for Children

  • Tours for Children

  • Doll Display

  • Children’s Olympics

Children s day food
Children’s Day Food

  • Miso Soup

  • Rice Balls

  • Sweet Rice Crackers

  • Traditional sushi and sashimi